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Corporate Members 2021

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Battens Beale & Co BLM Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott CMS CMNO Cooke Painter Ltd Clyde & Co DAC Beachcroft The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Fussell Wright GL Law Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Osborne Clarke Paragon Costs Solutions Queen Square Chambers … more

BLS features in Bristol Post oldest thriving companies in Bristol

Excerpt from the article: How Bristol’s oldest companies are still thriving after more than 100 years in business They include the city’s last-surviving chocolate maker a wine merchant and a tannery. Why do some companies struggle to survive beyond a year while others flourish for hundreds? Although more than 90 per cent of small companies in Britain will survive one … more

No 12, The Meeting Rooms – Conference, Meeting and Mediation Rooms for Hire

Please note that the BLS office is shut to members at present as we continue to work from home during the pandemic. We can be contacted on In the meantime, our office is now operating as the Bristol Nightingale Court and accordingly, we are unable to hire out our facilities until further notice. (Oct 2020) Bristol Law Society’s suite … more

Kirby Sheppard relocates head of family law

Bristol-based solicitors Kirby Sheppard are pleased to announce that the head of their specialist family team, Jim Gridley, has relocated to the firm’s City Centre office in Queen Square to help expand the department’s private client work.

Jim, who was previously based in Kirby Sheppard’s Kingswood Office, has specialised in family work for over 25 years and is an Accredited Member of the Law Society Children, Family and  Mediation Panels.  He was one of the first lawyers in the region to qualify as a Mediator and he is also a trained Collaborative Lawyer and a Resolution Accredited Specialist.  As head of the family department Jim has helped expand Kirby Sheppard’s family team to its current status as the largest in the Bristol area.

Commenting on his relocation Jim said “We have very strong family teams in all three of our offices and we are now looking to expand the Queen Square office in relation to the financial aspects of divorce and to provide a focus on collaborative law.  We can offer our clients a highly specialist family service, giving them legal support for a whole range of issues including divorce, financial, child care problems and pre-nuptial agreements. With our collaborative and mediation expertise we will aim to resolve a family’s issues without the stress and costs involved in going to court.”